There was certainly no lack of lust-worthy looks at the World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, but five exquisite pieces stuck in my mind. Montreal-based Mélissa Nepton wowed the crowd with her mixed fabric kimono wrap, that struck that perfect balance between casual and fancy. Mikhael Kale, who impresses season after season, brought softness to a motorcycle silhouette by rendering it in soft peach-y jacquard and extending its length with delicate pale pink feathers. A classic leather pencil skirt got a chop treatment from Mackage’s Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan, who gave it a dual personality by making one half of it a mini. Fashion wunderkind Sid Neigum was back with his extraordinary, sculptural shapes, including a stunning white gown with a folded collar that defied gravity. Designers Helder Aguiar and Diego Fuchs, formerly known as Blak.I, returned to the runway under the name Helder Diego and a sleek, swoon-worthy collection, playing on juxtapositions of textures. Their “split” frock, half rendered in black silk and half in metallic pleats is a reminder that even when it comes to the simplest shapes, the design is in the details.
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